f21 external hard drive crashes system

asked 2015-02-05 20:40:27 -0500

G sus gravatar image

updated 2015-02-06 07:15:18 -0500

mether gravatar image

F21 on lenovo thinkpad

The system seizes if I plug in my external hard drive - mouse is all that I have and nothing will open. If I restart the system with the hard dive connected then i get no mouse visible and have to crash it. Remove external and it starts fine again.

What can I do as i need to access this drive.


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Please check the journalctl logs before and after you insert your harddrive. Please edit your question and tell us what you get.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-02-10 07:40:33 -0500 )edit

Hi, sorry for th delay in replying. I'm not sure how to use the logs - where to look (as in the different sections - I have journal log open) and what the error report might look like. Thanks

G sus gravatar imageG sus ( 2015-03-06 19:07:10 -0500 )edit